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Gerri Detweiler

Director of Consumer Education, Credit.com |  In Personal Finance, Managing Debt

Gerri Detweiler is Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education. She focuses on helping people understand their credit and debt, and writes about those issues, as well as financial legislation, budgeting, debt recovery and savings strategies. She is also the co-author of Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights, and Reduce Stress: Real-Life Solutions for Solving Your Credit Crisis as well as host of TalkCreditRadio.com.

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

Managing Debt

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

It was fun while it lasted — splurging on gifts, celebrating the new year in a big way or going on that pre-holiday getaway to relax — but for many, the “fun” included presenting plastic to pay and losing track of just how much was spent. You may have even thought, “I’ll worry about it later.”… Read More

I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

Students

I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

I Learned to Code to Pay Back $70K of Student Loans

Armando Amador’s story started out much like many other college graduates: He had student debt he knew he had to repay but his job prospects were uncertain. Then his situation took an abrupt turn, and now he makes more than $70,000 a year and hopes to finish repaying his student loans in about three years…. Read More

Will Your Debt Payments Go Up in 2015?

Managing Debt

Will Your Debt Payments Go Up in 2015?

Will Your Debt Payments Go Up in 2015?

Interest rates are expected to go up this year, which is great news if you’ve been discouraged by the next-to-nothing interest rates banks pay on your savings. But if you have a home equity line of credit or a credit card with an interest rate tied to the rates set by the Federal Reserve, you… Read More

Can You Get a Perfect Credit Score?

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Can You Get a Perfect Credit Score?

Can You Get a Perfect Credit Score?

So you’re a little ambitious — competitive, maybe — and the idea of a good credit score seems a little, well, tame. You want a perfect credit score. But is that even possible? Shantai Dixon is hoping so. She wrote recently on the Credit.com blog: Is it possible to get a credit score to reach “perfect”… Read More

5 Good Credit Habits to Start in 2015

Credit 101

5 Good Credit Habits to Start in 2015

5 Good Credit Habits to Start in 2015

Improving your credit and debt situation in 2015 may not require drastic changes. In fact, simply developing a few good habits can go a long way toward putting you in a better place by this time next year. Here are five of them. 1. Ensure On-Time Payments We all know paying our bills on time… Read More

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